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NNJ. 2016; 5(2): 36-39


'Samhitha Jyothi','Chaithanya Karunakaran', 'Chotimma Shaik', 'Divya madhuri Reddy', 'Jagadeswari Rodda', 'Leelavathi Annamreddi', 'A. Padmaja'..


Abstract: Burn injury in children represents a unique form of trauma that requires continuous, holistic and preferably multidisciplinary care with long-term follow up to prevent acute wound becoming a chronic disability.
Aim: To assess the effectiveness of structured teaching programme on interventions for burns and scalds wound healing among mothers of under-fives.
Methodology: Quasi experimental one group pretest post test design was adopted. A sample of 50 mothers was selected using convenient sampling technique. Pretest and posttest data was collected using structured questionnaire. Post test was collected one week after structured health teaching program. Data analysis was done using descriptive and inferential statistics.
Results: The pretest and post test scores reveals that 72% and 46% had inadequate knowledge, and 2% and 16% had adequate knowledge respectively.
Conclusion: There is a significant difference between pretest and post test mothers knowledge at p

Key words: Burn injury, Trauma, Multidisciplinary team, Disability, Acute wound.

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